Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Delaware Valley

Invited guest on WHYY 90.9 FM “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane”

Hunger of the Body and Hunger of the Mind: African-American Women’s Perceptions of Food Insecurity, Health and Violence.


Balancing Acts: Energy Insecurity among Low-Income Babies and Toddlers of Color Increases Food Insecurity and Harmful Health Impacts

Energy insecurity compounds the negative effects of food insecurity on child health. “Heat or eat” and “cool or eat” situations further compromise the nutrition of already-vulnerable young children, and increase their risk of health problems in both the short- and long-term. Children of color are at increased risk of experiencing the damaging effects of energy insecurity because their families are disproportionately poor and underserved. This report details Children’s HealthWatch data on energy insecurity among children of color, focusing specifically on Black and Latino children ages 0 to 3.


Food Stamps As Medicine: A New Perspective on Children’s HealthWatch

The Food Stamp Program is America’s first line of defense against hunger and the foundation of our national nutrition safety network. Physicians and medical researchers also think it is one of America’s best medicines to prevent and treat childhood food insecurity. The report demonstrates the important protective effect of food stamps on child food insecurity and for citizen children of immigrants. Eligible children receiving food stamps are less likely to be food insecure than eligible children not receiving food stamps.

Food Insecurity and Children’s HealthWatch

Presented an explanation of Food Insecurity and Children HealthWatch’s work to International Honors Program students.

La alimentación y el bienestar de los ciudadanos estadounidenses más jóvenes de madres mexicanas, centroamericanas, y caribeñas

This study investigated the relationship between participation in federal nutrition and cash assistance programs and maternal and child well-being among immigrant households in the United States. The objective was to establish whether there were differences in well-being between US born families and immigrant families who come from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (Haiti, the […]

Linking food insecurity and child development: The development effects of food insecurity in young, low-income Black and Latino children

Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association

Hunger in young children of Mexican immigrant families

This article measures rates of hunger and food insecurity among young US-born Latino children with Mexican immigrant parents compared with a non-immigrant, non-Latino population.  A sample of 1,310 households with one parent born in Mexico was compared to a reference group of 1,805 non-Latino US-born participants.  Young Latino children had much higher rates of child hunger and […]

Energy Insecurity, Food Insecurity and Health Risks in Children under 3 Years Old

Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Pediatric Academic Societies